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Dark Harvest (2016)

Dark Harvest's lawless marijuana landscape creates a web of sexual intrigue and violence in which the cop and grower are forced to settle their moral differences to stop a cunning psychopath.


James Hutson


James Hutson

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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Hutson ... Carter
A.C. Peterson ... Bernie (as Alan C. Peterson)
Cheech Marin ... Ricardo
Tygh Runyan ... Zack
Hugh Dillon ... Vincent
Chelsey Reist ... Alexis Caine
Viv Leacock ... Earl Freeman
Derek Hamilton ... Mark White
Bernie Coulson ... Frank Becker
Alessandro Miro ... David (as Al Miro)
Andrea Stefancikova ... Candy
Sarah-Jane Redmond ... Mrs. Grant
Danny Wattley ... Detective Watts
Kurt Max Runte ... Sergeant
Jed Rees ... Skeezy


On the eve of legalization, a marijuana grower is brutally murdered. His best friend, against the advice of his mentor (Cheech Marin, Up in Smoke (1978)), teams up with a suspended narcotics investigator (A.C. Peterson, Shooter (2007)) to find the killer. Dark Harvest's lawless marijuana landscape creates a web of sexual intrigue and violence in which the cop and grower are forced to settle their moral differences to stop a cunning psychopath, and uncover a truth much bigger than the stolen drugs. This gripping independent vision is full of revelations and twists and marks Cheech Marin's first marijuana movie since his final 'Cheech and Chong' film of the 80's. Hugh Dillon accompanies the all-star cast as they race to find the killer in this action thriller. Written by James Hutson

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You reap what you grow.


Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

2 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Harvest See more »

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Winner of 'Best Narrative Feature', 'Best Actor' (James Hutson), and 'Best Supporting Actor' (Cheech Marin) at the 2016 New York City Cannabis Film Festival. See more »


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Written by Stephen Mcbean, Jeremy Schmidt, Amber Webber, Joshua Wells, Jonn Ollsin, James Bull
Published by Rough Trade Publishing
Performed by Black Mountain
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
Courtesy of Third Side Music, Jagjaguawa & Secretly Canadian
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Gritty and Real
17 February 2018 | by ColleenFarrisSee all my reviews

First saw this film at the Portland Film Festival and then rented it to watch with my family and friends. We enjoy independent films with realistic characters and storylines. Dark Harvest stays true to form as pre-legalization marijuana thriller. Enough twists and turns in the plot to keep it interesting and the cinematography adds an uneasiness to the backdrop of the characters' predicaments. Great acting from the writer/director, anti-hero James Hudson, Cheech Martin, A.C. Peterson and Tygh Runyan. Interesting note about Cheech (my parents talked of his comedic-weed-character film days with Chong) -- in this film he plays it serious as a successful dealer who wants to become a legal grower.

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